Yesterday a tipster sent Gut Check a photo from Sage Urban American Grill (1031 Lynch Street; 314-256-1203) in Soulard of a sign announcing that the restaurant has closed. According to the sign, Sage will reopen in July as Mama Gusto's Italian Restaurant.
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"Sage is closed!!" the sign reads. "Thanks for all who have dined with us the [past] 6 years. Those memories will be great ones!!"
"1031 Lynch will reopen as Mama Gusto's Italian Restaurant approx. July 1. You will love the new format!!
Sage's phone number remains connected, but calls to the restaurant this morning went unanswered. Last month, Gut Check reported that Sage would be open only for lunch.
As for the new restaurant taking Sage's place at 1031 Lynch, Mama Gusto's Italian Restaurant, it would seem to share a relationship with Mama Gusto's 314, which shuttered its location at 7700 Ivory Avenue in February of this year. At the time, Mama Gusto's 314 posted on its Facebook page (since deleted, both the post and now the entire page) that it might reopen in Soulard or west St. Louis County.
More as we learn it.